I am delighted to be talking to the Wisconsin Genealogical Society about how Understanding & Researching European Surnames can help genealogical research. The webinar is to take place on 20 February 2018 at 7pm CST, which is the early hours of the morning for those in the UK!
We begin with an explanation of what a surname study is before covering what might be the catalyst for a study and why such a study might be a resourceful way to research. We then explore the key research methods for exploring European surnames and how they can help when researching in Europe and breaking down brick walls. We explore how to collaborate and undertake analysis of the data and look at surname variants and deviants and if they are an important part of European surname research. We then focus on surname distribution maps and the part they play in understanding surnames in Europe. In the last segments of the presentation we explore promotion of our European surnames so connection can be made with others, the use of social media and DNA surname projects.
The webinar is available to non-members of the Society and you do need to register Registration does not guarantee you a place and access is granted on a first come, first served basis. There is no access to non-members after the recording and it immediately becomes a members benefit.